We had a BIG Lions weekend with two important games ! Unfortunately for the veterans their tournament get canceled last minute due to not enough teams being available !
On Saturday, we faced the Shooters our old rivals and with the great help of our stand-in Coach Jamie we were up for it ! Actually in the first half we got the best chances and found ourselves several times stranded on Chris the outstanding goalie of the Shooters. On the last several occasions we played them we edged them with a small margin and when it stayed 0-0 at half time the Shooters thought they will get the points this time. Indeed they had a few scary moments in front of our goal but Dimitri was in fine form and kept a clean sheet. Out of all people it was Jack our defender who broke the dead lock and scored the 1-0 ! Shooters now were even more motivated to attack and actually that gave us the opportunity to score through Mathieu on a counter attack ! 2-0 and the icing on the cake came from Dani who finally made a back in the squad after a serie of injuries. A solid 3-0 win, clean sheet and 6 points ahead of our old rival that early in the season. We again benefited from a very strong bench and good team spirit !
On Sunday, we faced the Flamenkos. An unpredictable side as you never know who will come and play. On this occasion they had mainly Spanish players and started better than us ! They took a 1-0 lead and kept it until 25 minutes from the end. There was unfortunate handball in the box and Dave stood up to take the penalty. Somehow that goal lifted our spirit and we went on full attack mode to get the three points. Another penalty was awarded for a foul on Thomas and Dave stood up again . Seems it’s a kind a fashion nowadays that defenders score goals, Jack and Dave and Big John showing us the way and Mr Warady need to catch up ! Two more goals in the last minutes gave us the three points. It was needed as all competitors in the SPL won their games as well !
Let’s keep the unbeaten record as long as we can on Saturday we have a Cup game and the week after the Azzuri and on Sunday we play Japan !
Hope to see all the U16-U18’s and senior Lions at the training on Wednesday !
Cheers Happy Freek